Our Global Slovakia Heritage adventure is not just a tour. It is an experience designed to help you to connect to the land of your ancestors in a deep, meaningful, and unforgettable way. If you feel as if you are missing a part of your heritage as a result of being disconnected from your Slovak roots, this is the tour for you!
Our unique Slovak adventure is crafted to heal the wounds caused by geographic, cultural, and familial separation. It is guided by two 4-time published writers, academics, and storytellers who have been exploring and sharing Slovakia with the world for over a decade.
SEPTEMBER 19 - 26, 2022
*The price does not include accommodation fees. The estimated cost of accommodation for the tour is $550.
WE BRING YOU OUR LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE OF SLOVAKIA, MANY YEARS OF STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP GUIDING INTO YOUR TOUR EXPERIENCE.
Global Slovakia is not a traditional travel agency. We are an organization that brings people together who share a LOVE for the country!
Our heritage tours are a unique, one of a kind, intimate immersion into your ancestral homeland.
You will reap the benefits of having the exclusive attention of the creators of the Global Slovakia mission for the entire week!
Meet Zuzana & Gabriela, the founders of Global Slovakia, and have the authors, scholars and storytellers all to yourself for a week!
Dr Palovic and Dr Bereghazyova will seamlessly weave their expertise and passion for Slovakia, while helping you to reconnect to your ancestral homeland.
HOW IT WORKS
We keep the size of our tour groups limited to guarantee a personalized and intimate experience. All you have to do is book your flight to Vienna International Airport! Accommodation will be pre-booked by us at tried and trusted venues, paid by you upon checking in. This guarantees that there are no hidden fees.
The estimated price of B&B for the duration of the stay is $550. Please note that the price might fluctuate slightly.
Although we have carefully prepared travel itineraries, we also remember the importance of individual freedom and flexibility. If an idea or a desire comes up during the tour that is worthy of following, we will do our best to incorporate it.
At Global Slovakia heritage tours, you are not a passive and faceless consumer, but rather a co-creator in our unique Slovak adventure.
What we provide:
Pick-up and drop-off from Schwechat, Vienna International Airport
Travel within Slovakia
Accommodation Bookings (always includes breakfast!)
Advice on insurance, visas and travel necessities
Personalized guiding services
What you need to take care of yourself:
Travel insurance – please note that we do not accept anyone on the tour without it
Accommodation payment (the accommodation will be reserved by us, but paid by you upon check in)
Lunches and dinners (there will always be a yummy place to eat!)
WHAT TO EXPECT
IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND ENTHRALLING STORYTELLING
Personalized tour led by Dr Zuzana Palovic & Dr Gabriela Bereghazyova
HAND-PICKED HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES
Forget about impersonal international chains!
OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE, AS WELL AS MUST SEE DESTINATIONS
Always away from tedious tourist traps.
LOCAL AND EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF SITES AND PLACES
We will not just relay information, we will submerge you into the essence of Slovakia.
A JOURNEY FILLED WITH EMOTIONS, COMPASSION AND DIVERSITY
No chasing from one pit stop to the next and no mandatory stops in shops.
HONESTY AND QUALITY
Stress-free exploration of the real authentic Slovakia.
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We will pick you up at Schwechat International Airport in Vienna and together we will set out on a spectacular drive across Slovakia to Nová Lesná underneath the Tatra Mountains.
How did our ancestors live?
Take a trip back in time to rural Slovakia. How did farmers and peasants live? Where did the lords reside? Explore the authentic open-air museum and castle ruins in Stará Ľubovňa. Pay homage to the struggles and victories of your ancestors.
Venture into the magnificent High Tatras, a symbol of the Slovak nation.
We will take an easy hike through iconic locations, enjoy local food at a traditional mountain hut, and breathe in healing Tatra air.
Discover the home of the oldest inhabitant of Slovakia & visit a medieval fairytale town.
Explore the archeological location where the oldest human remains in Slovakia were found. With the view of the Tatra mountain peaks and thermal springs, it is no wonder the oldest known 'Slovak' claimed this spot home. We will continue to the charming Spišská Sobota to meet with an experienced genealogist in the picturesque setting of this medieval hidden treasure.
Float down memory lane on a traditional wooden raft.
Before there were motorways and planes, our ancestors traveled on wooden rafts, taking Slovak as far as the Black Sea. We will peak into their adventures and legends as we take in the views of the Pieniny Mountains. Traditional rafts will take us to the Červený Kameň monastery, where the 'Flying Monk' once healed people from far and wide.
Become a shepherd for the day.
Stay at an authentic salaš, a traditional shepherd's hut, and experience the life of a shepherd. How did they care for their precious sheep and how did they make delicious cheese?
Follow in the footsteps of highwaymen.
Not everyone had an 'honorable' occupation in the past. Put yourself in the shoes of the Slovak national hero Jánošík and traverse the breathtaking valleys of Muránska planina National Park on foot or on a historic train.
We will wrap up our journey as we take a different (and just as beautiful) route on our way to Schwechat International Airport.
WHERE YOU WILL STAY
Cozy and stylish Villa Zvonica will be your home for six nights. You will have a private room with an ensuite bathroom all to yourself. Set in a peaceful village of Nová Lesná, run by a local experienced hotelier and with stunning views of the Tatra mountains, it has all the comforts you need. Lavish breakfast will be served in a nearby restaurant, where you will be able to enjoy dinner. Alternatively, the city of Poprad which is just a short drive away, offers an array of restaurants.
For the final two nights of your tour, we will go native. Salaš Zbojská in the heart of Muránska planina National Park will create an experience of a lifetime. We will share a traditional wooden log cabin as shepherds would have done in the past. You will have a modern bathroom at your disposal. Local restaurant will serve breakfast and offer a choice of traditional dishes for lunch and dinner.
* Please note we reserve the right for minor alterations of the accommodation arrangements based on the availability of rooms and cabins.